The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency are sending representatives to Stornoway next week, to discuss how the driving theory test could be made more easily available in the Western Isles.

The agency says they plan to improve the theory test provision they offer in the Highlands and Islands, and they’re holding meetings in Lewis and in Shetland to gather public opinions.

Would-be drivers have to take a theory test before they can book a driving test. Waiting times for tests in the islands currently mean that learners often choose to travel to Inverness and Ullapool, where there are alternative test centres, to take their theory test.

The meeting in Stornoway will be at the Caladh Inn on Tuesday next week (March 5th) between 5pm and 7pm, and they’ll be asking for views on how they could improve and what people think of the current test service.